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Sen. Alexander Releases Bipartisan Plan To Lower Health Costs, End Surprise Bills

The Republican’s legislation, prepared with Sen. Patty Murray, the ranking Democrat on Alexander’s health committee, would be an ambitious lift because it also deals with prescription drug patents, health transparency and vaccine messaging.

Use Of Buprenorphine To Treat Opioid Addiction Proliferates In California

Buprenorphine is becoming an increasingly popular choice among doctors in California for treating opioid addiction. Use of methadone, while still more common, has not gained ground in recent years.

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don't have to.

Analysis: A Health Care Overhaul Could Kill 2 Million Jobs, And That’s OK

Reform has a cost. But the point of a health care system is to treat patients, not to buttress the economy.

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Is ‘Medicare For All’ Losing Steam?

Joanne Kenen of Politico, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the latest Democratic efforts to push “Medicare for All” in the U.S. House. They also review new initiatives to raise the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 and new lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s actions on reproductive health. Also, for extra credit, the panelists suggest their favorite health policy stories of the week they think you should read, too.

Special Coverage

'Living Their Values'

A palliative care power couple faces cancer at home.

No Mercy

No Mercy

Dealing with hospital closure, pioneer Kansas town asks: What comes next?

Botched Operation

Death By 1,000 Clicks

Where electronic health records went wrong.

Diabetic Amputations

A ‘shameful metric’ of inadequate care.


PolitiFact and KHN team up to truth-squad health care claims made by politicians and policymakers leading up to the 2020 election.

Lethal Plans

When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Tainted Drugs

Tainted Drugs

When medicine makes patients sicker.

Bill Of The Month

This investigation by KHN and NPR dissects and explains your medical bills every month in order to shed light on U.S. health care prices and to help patients learn how to be more active in managing costs.

Weekly Podcast

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Is ‘Medicare For All’ Losing Steam?

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